What is an Appraisal? I want to start by explaining the basics of what an appraisal is and why we need them. An appraisal is an estimation of a home’s current fair market value based on similar, recently sold properties in the same area. Knowing the value of a home is important because it protects…

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For high income earners, take note of the real estate professional status in real estate investing! It will save you tons and tons of money in taxes if you qualify. So what is the real estate professional status? To start, the real estate professional status is a tax advantaged designation granted to taxpayers if they…

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Financial freedom, a nice little nest egg to retire on, passiveincome that could help you retire early and a large, successfulreal estate portfolio. Does this sound like part of yourlong-term financial goals? If so, investing in turnkey real estatesounds like it might be just the thing for you. Turnkey DefinedA turnkey property is a property…

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Welcome back to another Rent to Retirement blog! Today’s topic is all about MONEY! That’s the whole reason we get into real estate investing right? We want to see great returns on our investments so that we can make our financial dreams come true. Calculating your return on investment can be a little daunting if…

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Hey there all you potential, new and experienced investors. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and read up on our blog posts. The topic today is hopefully one that can help you out of this beginning rut of not having any capital to help you with the first…

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Hey there readers! Thanks for stopping by our Rent to Retirement blog where we always strive to bring you the best of the best real estate investment info! Today I want to discuss one of the top questions that gets asked – “What is my first step in investing in real estate with Rent to…

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Hello investors and real estate enthusiasts! Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. Today, I’m writing about a higher-level benefit of real estate investing. Many people don’t tend to know about this hidden gem. It’s known as the counter-inflationary power of real estate. We’re all familiar with inflation, even if we don’t…

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Thank you for taking the time to read our real estate investing blog! If you’re here for the first time, we hope you can take away some useful knowledge that will help accelerate your investing experience.  Investing in rental real estate produces something I like to call, “mailbox money.” By this, I mean passive cash…

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The mysterious 1031 exchange… Something that everyone knows about but almost nobody understands. Well, in today’s article we’re going to understand it! Today we’re going to be digging deep into the 1031 exchange, explaining what it is for those of you who don’t know, and how we can use it effectively in our real estate…

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Diversify and Expand Your Investing Locations Welcome back to the Rent to Retirement blog! Today, I’ll be writing about how to think about certain real estate markets and how they fit into both your life and real estate investing plans. So recently, I was browsing the web and an article was suggested to me by…

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